Is your life chaotic or planned? 

I am a people watcher. I can amuse myself all day, imagining and then writing people’s life stories as they walk past me. I can read lips too. Being deaf from the age of four, I learned creative ways to communicate, and reading people’s body language became a natural source of communication. Often, when people walk past I can catch a glimpse of what topic they are chatting about. It usually makes for some great distraction as I try to pass the time.  

Being the observer of people that I am, I have noticed that people are either purposeful about their lives or they are not. You’ve seen them too. When I first met my military officer husband he would say, “Walk into a room with purpose, even if you aren’t sure if you know what you are doing, look like you do.” I think that must have been some military training. He has a great stride.  

That got me thinking about other areas of our lives. What does God want? Does God have a plan? 

Years ago, I found my life verse Jeremiah 29:11 and I knew God does have a plan and a purpose for me. I was so reassured to know our God, my God knew me and had all things under control. I do not have to worry. No fretting for this old girl. But I do need to know that I have a purpose. I do need to live purposefully because our God is not a god of chaos.  

Therefore, I choose to purposefully love God, love His people, seek God first in all things, love my neighbor, and share Christ with all that I can. And as a friend recently told me. I choose to go to Heaven empty. I hope to do all the things here on earth that God asked me to do even the things that make me uncomfortable at times. Those are the times I grew the most in my faith. 

 I challenge you today to look at your life. What are you doing purposefully? Where do you need to set some goals? Don’t be afraid to set some big hairy huge outrageous goals – Dream Big Pray Big. You can’t our Pray God. What do you have to lose?   

Now, write them down. Put in them in a safe place or give them to someone to hold you accountable. It is good to have short-, medium–, and long-term goals. You can do it. God is for you. 

Let me know how it is going. 

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